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From [[ 1995]] and until [[ 1999]] he developed with his wife [[ Anna Vagena]] their own Art Venue ‘Metaxourgeio’, in a completely renovated old building, that is located in the centre of Athens. This space is where they represent all there current theatrical and musical creations, and it started working in October [] with the presentation of the show ‘Microastica’ by Lucianos Kilaidonis and Yiannis Negrepontis. While he still has concerts in Greece and abroad he mainly presents musical shows in ‘Metaxourgeio’. These include Celebration for the welcoming of [[ 2000]], musical show with a title ‘The West meet the East’ with rebetika songs and songs from Smyrna, with the group of Nikos and Jasmine Saragouda, a musical show titled ‘Diamonds in the Mud’ and ‘Happy 1950’ with Greek Jazz of composers from the 40s-50s with the band Take The Money And Run, and other.
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'''Loukianos (''Lucianos'') Kilaidonis''' was
born in [[Kypseli]], [[Athens]] on [[ July 15]], []. He studied and finished the a course at the Architecture School of [[Metsovio Polytechnic School]], but never worked as an architect.
In the beginning of the
70s he wrote his first music piece, which iwas for a theatre play by [[Kostoula Mitropoulou]] called '''''Our City'''''. The songs in the record released are sung by [[Vicki Mosholiou]] and [[Manolis Mitsias]].
His next record was '''''Red String''''' lyrics by [[Nikos Gatsos]] with [[Dimitra Galani]] and [[Manolis Mitsias]]. In [], '''''Microastica''''' was released with lyrics by [[Yiannis Negrepontis]], and for the first time [[Loukianos Kilaidonis]] sang in his own songs. This work is not only a milestone in the artistic life of Loukianos, but also in the whole of Greek artistic life. Before '''''Mikroastika''''' was released as a record they were illegally distributed at the time of [[Military Junta of 1967-1974|the dictatorship in Greece]], and became a symbol for a whole generation. His next record '''''Simple Lessons of Civil Economy''''' was again with lyrics by Yiannis Negrepontis.
In [], Loukianos composed '''''Media Luz''''' his only instrumental record.
From [] till [] he
has released 5 completely personal records: ‘I am a poor and lonely cowboy’, ‘Stay cool guys’, ‘ Low Flight’, ‘Songs For Bad Guys’, ‘Why I Will become A Carpenter’ and a record with songs of the 50’s that Lucianos loved and sings : ‘Fifties and dry Bread’. He also releases a double record with theatrical music titled ‘Lets Go Maestro’.
In [] he released a double record titled: ‘OH! My sweet Home country’ which is a chronicle of the musical life of Greece for the last 50 years. This work represented in a record for the first time categories of songs that belonged to the oral tradition. They range from school songs, songs of the neighbourhood, of the street, of camping, of the church school, of the scouts and also of the Ionian Islands and Rebetika.
At the same time he continued to compose music for the theatre and the cinema. For ten straight years he exclusively composed the music for the Free Theatre (extracts from this music are in the record ‘Let’s go Maestro’) and he is also the main composer for the plays by the Thessalic Theatre.
collaborates with the National Theatre, the State Theatre of Northern Greece, the Public Theatre of L. Trivizas, and also the Children’s Theatre Scene by [[Xenia Kalogeropoulou]].
He composed music for the movies: ‘The Hunters’ and ‘The Theatre Crew’ by Theodoros Aggelopoulos, ‘Eleftherios Venizelos’ by [[Pantelis Voulgaris]] and ‘The
Atheanians’ by [[Vasilis Alexakis]]. Also he composed music for many TV series.
Throughout these years Loukianos staged many concerts in the whole of [[Greece]] and [[Cyprus]]. The most well known of all is the famous ‘Party in Vouliagmeni Beach’, that took place in [] and was attended by approximately 70.000 people. The ‘Party in Vouliagmeni Beach’ was considered as the Greek ‘Woodstock’. In this Loukianos was the first artist who organised an event in a natural environments out of courts and theatres. The last years in his concerts he adds many theatrics and visual elements, turning them more into musical theatre plays, the show ‘Oh! My sweet home country’ in Lycabetus Theatre in the summer of [], was named as the first Greek public musical. This show was also presented in [[Cyprus]], [[Rhodes]], and New York with great success.
Another theatrical show of his is ‘Our Best Years’ written by [[Vangelis Goufas]].
His last recorded work
is: ‘New Kipseli – New Orleans’ that came out from his collaboration with the famous band from New Orleans: The Preservation Hall Jazz Band .